31 Jul

New Gmail Apps to make your life easy

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Google is that company which has come a long way since its inception. From being a search engine to being a part of almost every activity online, Google is leaving no stone unturned to stay the market leader.
Recently, Google has launched some exciting features in Gmail and in other of their services.

New look for Gmail and Google Calendar

Google launched this look recently which is quite refreshing and the new interface is implemented to bring you an experience that’s more focused, elastic, and effortless across all of our products.

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And in the Conversation View:

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Now you can pick your favorite inbox style

Now you can also choose your favorite inbox style apart from the Gmail new look.

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Make Multiple calls in Gmail

After adding the facility of making calls free of cost or at a reasonable cost from the Gmail bworser window, now you can also make multiple calls while keeping one call on hold.

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Phishing detection

Gmail has also started keeping you safer by displaying more information about the origin of certain messages. Email coming from senders who aren’t in your contact list will display the sender’s full email address. We’ll also show you when messages come from an email-sending service (like a news site’s article sharing system) and display a warning when it looks like the sender may have spoofed a Gmail address.

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View ZIP and RAR contents from Gmail attachments
Now you can view all the ZIP or RAR contents from the Gmail itself. You don’t need to download the attachments first to view the contents.

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Read receipts for Business houses

Companies who are using Gmail for internal communication, now can get to know whether a important Email has been opened or not by activating receipts from control panel. Administrators can control which users can request or return read receipts, and whether receipts are issued automatically or manually by recipients.

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31 Jul

Google Adwords Express launched by Google

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google adwords

Last week, Google launched the Adwords Express officially. It is a simple and faster way by which you can start advertising online in under 5 minutes. It was earlier launched as google Boost in last October for a small number of local businesses. Since then, Google is continuously improving the solution to help all local businesses to reach out to the customers with ease.

Check out this video launched by google:

How It Works:
When people search for your area or services you provide, for instance, “hiking gear in hanover” ; it will show your business ad with a blue pin on Google Maps which helps you to reach potential customers.
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And you pay to the Google only when a customer clicks your Ad.

Learn More about it here.

 

29 Jul

How to fix new Facebook Chat

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From the 1st day since the facebook has launched the new Chat sidebar, most of the users are just hating this. The new facebook chat sidebar shows a random collection of your friends who are online and offline, making it really hard to communicate with anyone who isn’t in the list or see at a glance who is really online.

But now you can fix this issue as Tal Ater has found that by modifying a code in your browser, you can fix this chat issue.

“It used to be easy to see which of your friends were online in facebook. But these days, the facebook chat window is cluttered with the friends facebook thinks you should chat with, ignoring who is online and who isn’t,” says Ater on his site, where you can download the extension or install the bookmarklet.

Visit this link to see how to use this extension

Note: By using this code, you will not return to your old chat sidebar. But now the new chat sidebar will show all the online friends and not the offline friends.


Alternative Method:

Click on this link: http://www.facebook.com/presence/popout.php. It will open a new tab where you can see the old chat sidebar and it’s definitely better than this annoying new chat sidebar. [ Update : This doesn't work anymore]

Another Alternative Method: Check out this link . If you don’t want to use any of the above two methods, you always have this third option.

Spread the word by sharing it with your friends.

 

29 Jul

Apple is richer than the US government now

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Apple Headquarters

According to the latest report by research firm Strategy Analytics’, Apple is now the largest smart phone manufacturer with 18% market share followed by Samsung 17% and Nokia 15%.

Last week, Apple surpassed Nokia to became the largest smart phone manufacturer.

apple richer than us government

Also Apple has more cash now than the U.S government. Apple reported the quarterly earnings of US$ 75.876 billion till the 25th of June 2011 . The U.S government reported total operating balance of US$ 73.768 billion on Thursday , which is lesser than Apple.

The launch of ipod and then iphone and now ipad really turned the fortunes for Steve Jobs and Apple.

 

29 Jul

Lenovo launched first PC with rupee symbol on keyboard

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rupee symbol on keyboards

Lenovo became the first company in India to launch the desktops with rupee symbol on keyboard today. The rupee symbol is compatible with all the Microsoft softwares. Rahul Agarwal, Executive Director(Commercial Business) – Lenovo India said in a statement that Lenovo has worked with Microsoft in designing software solution for enabling the new rupee symbol as stipulated in the BIS (Bureau of Industry Standards) guidelines.

The Rupee symbol on keyboards highlights India’s critical role in the global business landscape. Lenovo is proud to be one of the first PC players in India to launch Microsoft software compatible rupee ready keyboards,” he added.

The move came after government asked all the manufacturers to make the keyboard with rupee symbol earlier this month.

Lenovo is also expected to add the symbol in all its products in the next few months. This introduction of rupee symbol will facilitate the use of the symbol and will also give Lenovo first mover advantage in the PC market for developing such rupee friendly keyboards.

 

28 Jul

Find out the “Secrets to Success” [ Video ]

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Eric Thomas is a renown motivational speaker, educator, author, activist & minister. Check out this Inspirational video in which ET share his secrets to success with MSU students. Success does not come easily as it seems. It requires hard work, passion and hundred per cent dedication from your side. All these successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg did not achieve success overnight. They have worked day and night to reach at the position where they are today. Visit his website to buy the DVD of “Secrets to Success” and to know more about him: http://etthehiphoppreacher.com/

 

28 Jul

Alibaba launched its K-Touch cloud smartphone

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alibaba k-touch phone

China’s largest B2B online marketplace Alibaba.com launched its self-developed mobile operating system to capture a slice of China’s fast growing mobile internet market.

The smartphone, K-Touch Cloud Smartphone, is expected to be launched in July & will use Alibaba’s Cloud operating system known as Aliyun OS.

Alibaba Group, which is 60 percent owned by Yahoo Inc, operates China’s largest B2B online marketplace, Alibaba.com & China’s largest online consumer shopping site, Taobao.
They are also planning to launch a PC by the end of the year running Aliyun OS which is based on customized Android system.

Aliyun OS will use cloud services due to which customers will not use to download the applications for email, internet & support.

 

27 Jul

Tech Industry face challenges from Internet Privacy Controls

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If it's on the Internet, it isn't private.

The federal government has given a notice to technology companies like Microsoft, Google, & other tech companies to prevent consumers from advertisers from tracking their movements across the Web — or face regulation.

The technology industry has yet to decide and agree on a simple, meaningful solution to protect consumer privacy on the Internet.

Many Companies like Microsoft and Mozilla are coming up with various approaches of “Do Not Track” technologies.

– Microsoft has provided a feature called “tracking protection” in Internet Explorer 9.0 that lets users to create “black lists” of sites they want to blocked & “white lists” of websites that are acceptable.

– Mozilla has also provided a feature in its Firefox 4 browser that sends a signal to alert websites, advertisers & advertisement networks if a user does not want to be tracked.

-Apple is also expected to include a similar feature in the future, called a “header,” in its Safari browser.

But an industry-wide solution is required to fix all Privacy issues on the Internet.

 

26 Jul

Entrepreneurs can register companies online within 24 hours – Minister of Corporate Affairs

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minister of corporate affairs

In order to bring ease to the corporate world to carry business within the country, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has been simplifying the procedures under the Companies Act, 1956. Accordingly, to enable entrepreneurs to help get their companies incorporated online within 24 hours, the incorporation procedures are being modified.

Ministry has already implemented online approval of Director’s Identification Number (DIN) with effect from 12.06.2011 and names of the proposed company will also be made available online with effect from 24.07.2011. The digital certificate of incorporation is already being issued online by the Registrar of Companies.

The online procedure to register companies likely to be implemented with effect from 11th August, 2011.

The Minister of Corporate Affairs also said that if any of the information given by the company found to be wrong, false or illegal then the subscribers, declarant(s) and professional(s) shall be liable for penal action under section 628 and 629 of the Companies Act, 1956 in addition to penal action prescribed in regulations of the respective professional institutes.

 

26 Jul

Facebook is as addictive as smoking or drinking- Study

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Social Media Addiction

Several recent studies have found out that Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites are as additive as smoking, drinking or drugs.
In a new study done by the research firm Intersperience in Britain, it has been found out that people feel “upset’ if they don’t have access to internet even for a short period of time and it’s just like when people crave for smoking or drinking.

Some of the findings of the study are as follows:
1) 53% of Brits feel ‘upset’ when deprived of internet connection
2) 40% of people surveyed feel ‘lonely’ when not able to go online
3) Challenge of 24 hours without digital devices described as ‘nightmare’

Paul Hudson, Chief Executive of Intersperience said: “ Online and digital technology is increasingly pervasive. Our ‘Digital Selves’ research shows how just dominant a role it now assumes, influencing our friendships, the way we communicate, the fabric of our family life, our work lives, our purchasing habits and our dealings with organisations.”

 

26 Jul

Google acquires face recognition software company “PittPatt”

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Google buys computer vision startup “PittPatt” spun out of the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University. “PittPatt” is a face recognition software company and Google is likely to use this in its Google+ photo application to enhance the tagging feature.

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“At Google, computer vision technology is already at the core of many existing products (such as Image Search, YouTube, Picasa, & Goggles), so it is a natural fit to join Google & bring the benefits of our research & technology to a wider audience. We’ll continue to tap the potential of computer vision in applications that range from simple photo organization to complex video and mobile applications,” a statement from PittPatt reads.
This new software will help Google to match the standards of Tagging features created by Facebook. The amount paid to buy “PittPatt” is still not officially released by Google.

“The Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition team has developed innovative technology in the area of pattern recognition and computer vision,” a Google spokesperson said.

 

24 Jul

Google+ pulls 20 million users in 3 weeks

Google Plus Infographic

 

Since its launch three weeks ago, Google+ is all over the news. From its design to its ease of use, Google Plus is everywhere and gaining popularity. Now on Wednesday, in a new report by comScore; it has been found that Google  has attracted around 20 million unique users since its launch on their new social network from all over the world.
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Leon Håland created a graph to show the paces at which Google+, Facebook, and Twitter all hit 20 million users.

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But still Google has a long way to go to come close to Facebook which has more than 750 million users, and Twitter which has more than 200 million users.
And the success of Google Plus also depends on the amount of time users spend on the site like they spend on facebook and twitter or are they just creating accounts to check google plus?
This question will only be answered in the coming days.